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Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessopp's Upright' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Leaf

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Blue in Spring

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

rosemary 'Miss Jessopp's Upright'

Family

Lamiaceae


Rosmarinus are evergreen shrubs with narrow, aromatic leaves and 2-lipped blue flowers borne in small clusters in the leaf axils

'Miss Jessopp's Upright' is a compact, erect, medium-sized evergreen shrub with aromatic, narrowly oblong, dark green leaves, whitish beneath. Small, two-lipped light blue flowers are borne mainly in spring and summer

Synonym(s)

  • Rosmarinus officinalis 'Erectus'
  • Rosmarinus 'Miss Jessopp's Variety'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Easy to grow aromatic, evergreen shrub. Prefers poor well-drained soil and may be used as a formal or informal low hedge which should be trimmed after flowering

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Drought Resistant, Mediterranean Climate Plants, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Patio/Container Plants, Wall-side Borders or Coastal


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 9

Pests

Can get brown scale and rosemary leaf beetle

Diseases

Generally disease free